Manifest destiny, suburban style

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  • Monsanto Does Not Label Its Poison

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  • Asheville Disclaimer 06/05/13

    -by Webmaster
    Task force recommends steps to make Buncombe schools safer
  • Dispatches from the March Against Monsanto

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    More than 1,000 people gathered at Pack Square in downtown Asheville on May 26 to protest international company Monsanto, a leading producer of genetically engineered seeds. The rally and demonstration…
  • Local investments, local results

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    I love the “buy local” campaign for Buncombe County. As president of a locally owned bank, I know how important it is to have support from our neighbors. Putting our…
  • Beer, beer and still more beer

    -by Webmaster
    I can see enjoying some crafted beer now and then, though I don't drink beer myself. I'd rather Asheville be known for something far more progressive and important than Beer…
  • Beer? Food? Next subject!

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    I used to like you guys a lot more. Back in the old days, I could read very informative articles in Mountain Xpress that dealt with the issues that confronted…


  • A great escape

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    Amid the flood of new books marking the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, one tells a uniquely North Carolinian story — that of a desperate prison break in the Piedmont and…
  • Girl land

    -by Alli Marshall
    Summer camp is to kids what Vegas is to adults: what happens there (between the canoeing and the s’mores), stays there. Sort of. Campfire-building skills and lifelong friends — those…
  • Armchair rockstars

    -by Alli Marshall
    While most bands are looking to upsize, working from small stages to full-on arenas, Baltimore, Md.-based Peals is taking a smaller-is-better approach. “We recently played a tea room in Philadelphia,”…
  • Neverending story

    -by Alli Marshall
    “I don’t think this is our breakout record,” says Tay Strathairn, keyboardist for Americana/rock band Dawes. He’s talking about the group’s recent release, Stories Don’t End. The record is Dawes’…
  • Strange birds

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    Most circus troupes use elements of theater in their productions, and most theater companies could probably benefit from a ring or two of the circus in theirs. The Fox and…